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recovered the body of a hiker who fell to his death. >> our investigation into why the u.s. postal service is spending $2 million on a conference in san francisco at a time when they are also cutting back on service. >> complete bay area news coverage starts right now, this is ktvu channel 2 news at 6:00 p.m. >> good evening. i am frank somerville. >> and i am julie haener. an hour ago crews in the south bay recovered the body of a hiker who fell 100 feet off of a cliff at a popular park. ktvu's robert handa is in san jose and tells us what authorities are trying to find out. >> reporter: right now the medical examiner is trying to answer some of the questions raised by the death of a hiker here at this san jose park. the body was retrieved over an hour ago after a long painstaking process. >>> the view from -- rock park had to spend so much time and effort. search and rescue lifted the man's body at the north falls. >> the only way sut outis -- out is in the creek bed. it is slippery and wet and treacherous. >> investigators say the victim is believed to be a man reported missing on satur
. >>> hello. i am frank somerville. >> and i am julie haener. the u.s. navy joined the search for a man, woman and two children still missing at sea tonight. developing news. ktvu's jade hernandez is live where she has been with officials monitoring the search all day. jade? >> reporter: this has been a long and difficult search for the first time today as we heard earlier we heard part of the distress call from one of the family members and the coast guard is hoping someone recognizes the voice because they don't know who the family is or where they came from. >> coast guard, coast guard, we are abandoning ship. >> reporter: joining us live, petty officer, you have been with us, talk to us about the information you were able to get from that family member. >> that's right, the radio transmission was weak and broken. so we had to piece together what we could. there were a husband, wife and two young children under 8. one of them was the sun of the operator -- son of the operator and the other was the cousin. >> reporter: initially you thought they were 65 miles off. >> we are searching towards
and two members of congress. the group is submitting a brief to the u.s. supreme court in support of a lawsuit seeking to strike down proposition 8 which is california's ban on same sex marriage. the group includes meg whitman who supported prop 8 when she ran for governor in california. also todd whitman and steven had ley, an adviser to former president george w. bush. >>> a heated debate about race relations during these final days of black history month. rob roth from ktvu is live on the campus where the author says he didn't mean to supset anyone. >> reporter: it is a piece that ran in the san jose state university newspaper, the daily spartan. the headline, plaque history month is re-- black history month is redundant. it is causing quite a stir. >> i didn't mean to offend anybody. it's just a stance on something. i knew people would take it the wrong way. >> with february designated as black history month, he wrote that in his opinion there is no longer a need for it. especially now that americans have elected an african american president. >> black history is kind of in th
released security video of the suicide bomber who attacked the u.s. embassy. the video showing the moments just before the explosion, etcheret stanley is seen walking to the embassy with what appears to be a delivery envelope. the terrorist group that claims responsibility for the bombing now calls him a martyr for the anti-american cause. the attack killed a security guard and injured a journalist. also in turkey today, police have arrested several people in connection with the disappearance and death of an american woman. the body of 33-year-old sorry sierra was found in istanbul today with stab wounds. sierra was an amateur photographer with a large following on instagram. she last contacted her family in new york on january 21 when she was scheduled to fly home. the family had been working with turkish authorities to find her. >>> in his weekly address today, president obama called on congress to take a balanced approach on the deficit. to keep the u.s. economy on the upswing. >> for example, we need to lower the cost of health care and programs like medicare that are the biggest drive
's pretty crazy. man, wow. >> reporter: the u.s. attorney's office released this criminal complaint that describes how the man named matthew aaron llaneza tried to blow up the building. he built the ban who he thought was connected with the taliban but was actually an fbi agent and it wasn't a real bomb. llaneza specified a spot next to the support column to bring down the entire building. >> it's scary knowing that i bank here all the time. that's scary. >> reporter: he tried to set off a fake bomb this morning and was immediately arrested. >> he just hear all that stuff from the other side of the world but now it's coming here more often that's pretty scary. >> reporter: sources tell us that llaneza is a devout muslim who thought he was doing this to honor ala. >> bank of america is america, it's symbolic. >> i don't think there's any question there's a will the of people here that want to do this type of stuff. that have this as something that they're dedicated to accomplishing. the problem is, doing it. >> reporter: we also talked with a man who runs a business inside the build
is considering filing a friend of the court brief in the proposition 8 case before the u. s. supreme court. the president raised hopes among same-sex marriage advocates when he said in his inaugural address that gays and lesbians should be treated like flynn else under the law. the us j 'tis department last until the end of the month to file the brief which would reportedly back efforts to overturn prop 8. the high court will hear arguments on case march 26th. >>> at least 3 dozen tax forms are still waiting for approval due to congress's delayed action on the fiscal cliff. many taxpayers are wondering how long their refunds might be delayed as a result. for the answer we go to the news room and consumer editor tom vacar. >> reporter: yes indeed. the good news most of the forms the overwhelming majority of us use are ready to go. we confirmed that today with walnut creek cpa leslie dawson. >> we received notice yesterday from our tax processing program that a number of the forms were no longer on draft, in draft form so we could finally start processing the returns with an assurance th
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